“…82 percent of the global wealth produced last year went to the richest 1 percent of the world’s population. In other words, four out of every five dollars of wealth created in 2017 went into the pockets of the 1 percent.”
This report also found;
“Women are in the worst work, and almost all the super-rich are men. Governments must create a more equal society by prioritizing ordinary workers and small-scale food producers instead of the rich and powerful.”
This week saw the “No Timmies Tuesday” reaction to the minimum wage hike in Ontario that had the franchise owners declaring that this will be more than their bottom line can handle. We heard the same when the NDP government introduced its rate hike in the minimum wage here in Alberta.
The press too often gives voice to the business owners perspective but little time to how the minimum wage employee is affected. This part of our social justice seems at odds with our capitalistic business model, but why is this?
In my own business, my husband and I usually take the time off between Christmas and New Year to take stock of what has happened and what we want to see moving forward. It has been a very hectic time since my leadership win in early November but I have managed to take a couple of days off and reflect on this past year and what I hope to accomplish in 2018.
With the current dynamic political environment, the Calgary-Lougheed by-election is garnering a lot of media attention and I thought it would be handy for the voters to be able to access these all in one place.
A candidate forum is being organized by the Calgary Leadership Forum organization for all candidates in the Calgary-Lougheed by-election. This is an excellent opportunity to meet all of candidates and hear what their positions are on the issues concerning Albertans.
Vote tabulators optically scan the ballots as they are fed into it, recording the polling subdivision and candidate selected by the elector on the ballot. Throughout polling days, the tabulator displays the number of ballots cast, but does not report totals for candidates until the close of polls. A security key is required to obtain the results from the tabulator.
Tabulators also allow electors the opportunity to correct any mistakes on the ballot that would otherwise have resulted in a rejected ballot, such as blank ballots (undervote) or ballots with more than one selection (overvote).
This weekend the Green Party of Alberta voted and I am very proud to be named the new leader. I take this honour very seriously and I consider it a priceless opportunity to affect positive change within our party, our province and our world. I thank all of you for your support and look forward to the exciting times ahead.
“Mark and Ann Hambridge support Romy Tittel in her bid to become Leader of the Green Party of Alberta. Romy has the drive, determination and knowledge to become an effective leader and Alberta’s first Green member of the legislature. We encourage you to support her bid.” Mark and Ann Hambridge